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rising home prices. all these are more important to the united states than what's going on in europe. >> mark, how do you see it? you invested in europe these days or no? >> a little bit, maria. you know, i guess the thing i would say about europe and soon to watch on our shores is you're going to pay more and get less. i look forward to the dislocation between price and value. i think there are a few opportunities in europe selectively. a company we own called securitas, which is a man-guarded service. it trades for about 50 krona. we think it's worth 72. we get about a 6% dividend yield. there's an example where you can find opportunity. >> everybody's looking for yield in an environment where we can't find any. rick, what are you seeing there today? >> you had a great point. everybody's looking for yields, so everybody needs to take more risk. that's the plan. the problem is, when you take more risk to get more reward, you have more risk. you know, take the word austerity and throw it out. use the word reform. one guest just said central bankers are doing all the heavy lifting. be
've always expected people would get in the united states of america. that only comes from the private sector. that's where, i think, the romney approach, people will find to be the right one. >> this market has been rallying. of course, it seems to be working in obama's favor, even though it's probably has a lot more to do with the central bank and all of the easing out there than it does to the policies. is there any reason to believe that if this president is re-elected, then he moves to the center that, he does the policies that you're talking about that romney, of course, has been leading with? >> i think that's been my greatest disappointment, that we have not seen this government move more to a centerous approach to move the country forward. there were numerous opportunities to do that. i just don't think it aligns with where the president would like to take the country. there's one approach that says static pie, let's figure out how to split it up. that's the approach that's being taken. when they say we're all in this together, we're all in this together, but we're going to take from
, in the united states, i mean, here we are with a different demographic story, we're living longer, people talking about living to 100 now. in fact, social security hasn't changed at all. so, shouldn't we be changing based on the evolution of a country, of a city? i mean, that's one of the issues. if you're going to be living longer and needing more of the benefit from the country, don't you need to change some of the promises? >> i'm all for change. change has everybody in on it. but we faced a very strong antitax, antibiotic spending, antigovernment ideology. when you're talking about a city, not the state or federal government, means the things people experience every day, cops, fire, sanitation, police, schools, that stuff turns out to be much more important to the quality of life than with e mig have thought. there's a work out here. there will be changes. changes will come. but it has to be done with decent respect for all the players. >> what do you think should be cut, then? >> what do i think should be cut? oh, i think you can find in any system -- >> where? what? give me one idea
. an extraordinary releases this afternoon from the united states government. the first thing we got was this order from president barack obama ordering the company to divest from a wind project in oregon using the so-called sifieuos program. this one is the fist time in 22 years that the u.s. government has done this it or president of the united states has done this. it goes beyond what we've ever seen before, including this language ordering the facility in oregon to effectively be rai razed, saying the company must remove all structures, items, or physical object, including the concrete foundations of the property. that's the first time anyone ever affiliated with this has ever seen anything like that. the treasury department later in the day issuing a statement saying why they might be so sensitive about this facility, saying, the wind farm sites are all within the vicinity of restricted air space at naval weapons system trading facility boardman in oregon. now, this is a sensitive military facility in oregon. we looked on their website to find out exactly what they are doing out there. here's
here in the united states? we've got similar issues, don't we? we have an e more nor we? we have an e more nomous debt l and the debate on what to cut. >> there's always a question of priorities and where you focus your attention. i think the president has made a major effort to reduce the budget deficit and also to invest in the future of the country, just like a corporation in many senses that has too much debt, that it has to put its debt in line with its ability to raise revenues. it also has to invest in its future. the president, i think, is investing in education, infrastructure, many things that will make the country stronger. that's really the goal. it's to have a sound budget policy but also invest in the country's future. i think that's what the president's trying to do. >> but bob, we haven't had a budget in three years. >> well, a lot of programs that he's proposed have not gotten through the congress. that's a big challenge. he's focused on education. he has a very significant proposal on infrastructure development. these are the kind of things that are needed to make us
of would happen if the united states goes over the fiscal cliff. they have to engage in sequestration, or massive budget cuts. by the numbers, here's what in the proposal they put out today starting with a 9% cut to most pentagon programs. customs, the faa, and food inspection services. exempt from the cutbacks are social security, medicaid and also many veterans benefits. earlier today, white house spokesman jay carney said that the white house hopes it never has to put this plan into place. take a listen. >> sequester was designed to be bad policy,n n tn to to be one and to be objectionable to both republicans and democrats. >> now, maria, what the white house is saying also, senior officials here in a briefing earlier today they hope now that some of these painful cuts are laid out, this could help marshal support from republicans to do something about the fiscal cliff before it hits at the end of this year. obviously, there's a big election between now and then. >> oh, yeah. thank you so much. worries those budget woes and tax hikes could come to pass are among the reason busines
you cannot get any yield. everyone is chasing yield. you can't get it from the united states government. they'll pay you nothing. people are going say, wait a minute, now i have to pay 36% and i have risk in the marketplace. these are a lot of big issues. >> i know you meant governor romney. >> let me apologize. >> do you think we go to the election and are in standstill mode until then? once we get the clarity of who's in the white house, what's your expectation? >> i do. i don't anticipate a lot. i know people are talking about that we'll see more in the early parts of november because of the different things with the defense department and where they're going to be at as far as cuts go. we'll get an indication what's going to happen. i think we'll have to wait until the election is over and done with and we'll get clarity for the future of the markets. >> i really like the fact you're looking at this whole dividend issue. we've been talking about the fiscal cliff a lot on this program. do you really think these guys are going to allow dif vidend taxes to go to 43%? >> they
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